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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Prestige
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Déjà Vu

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  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★½

  • Training Day

    ★★★★½

  • Safe House

    ★★★

  • The World Is Not Enough

    ★★½

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  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Honestly, I’m just surprised no one said “Pizza Time…”

    This is a weird movie, y’all. I laughed and clapped and cheered and got sad for a movie that seems like it was written by the Raimi memes subreddit. And in a way, it’s a movie I’ve seen done before, and better. Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse had similar multiverse shenanigans and gags with a more coherent message, a better protagonist arc, and much greater visual interest (apart from the excellent mirror-dimension…

  • Training Day

    Training Day

    ★★★★½

    Training Day is probably my second-favorite movie that takes place over the course of less than 24 hours in which a black man and a white man drive around LA committing crimes and one of them is a violent psychopath and the other is way out of their depth. Which reminds me: if you like this movie, I highly recommend Michael Mann’s “Collateral” and vice versa.

    In all seriousness, my take on Training Day is that it only appears to…

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  • Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3

    ★★★★

    My first rewatch since seeing it in the theater, and I would say I appreciate it more now than I did then. 

    Things I enjoyed just as much as the first time:
    -Eiffel 65 playing over the Marvel logo
    -Tony Stark having anxiety attacks
    -Tony going all MacGyver on some bad guys

    Things I enjoyed more than the first time:
    -Trevor
    -Tony somehow endearing himself to the audience by being a complete jerk to a kid
    -Tony having actual character development

  • Collateral

    Collateral

    ★★★★½

    “We’re into plan B. Still breathing? Now we gotta make the best of it, improvise, adapt to the environment. Darwin, shit happens, I Ching, whatever man, we gotta roll with it.”

    Such a great concept for a thriller, expertly executed by director Michael Mann. He really nails the sense of place - LA at night is basically the third lead character of the movie. 

    This is one of my favorite performances by Cruise. He’s channeling the same superhuman tenacity that…